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Visions of Sugarplums (and the Sears catalog)

Right: A Lionel train set like this one was something I longed for as a boy, but never got.Left: Aren’t these beauties? On Christmas morning of 1930, during the depths of the Great Depression, probably only rich kids received such expensive toys.Left: Before Barbie, there was Flossie Flirt.Right: What red-blooded American 6-year-old wouldn’t have been overjoyed to find this beauty under the tree? I know I would have.